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BBC’s This Week to end as host Andrew Neil steps down

BBC’s This Week to end as host Andrew Neil steps down

Image caption This Week – hosted by former Sunday Times editor and broadcaster Andrew Neil – began in 2003 The BBC’s late-night political show This Week is to end, after presenter Andrew Neil decided to step down.This Week – which airs on BBC One on Thursdays – will not be recommissioned after its current run…

Spain PM Sánchez sets snap election for April

Spain PM Sánchez sets snap election for April

Image copyright EPA Image caption The PM has been governing in a very fragmented political landscape Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called a snap general election for 28 April, after Catalan nationalist MPs withdrew support for the Socialist government’s budget.It is just eight months since Mr Sánchez took office, heading a minority government reliant…

Somali women discuss marriage pressures

Somali women discuss marriage pressures

“When are you getting married?” That’s the question Somalis Safa and Ladan get constantly asked by their relatives. The second generation Somalis told BBC Minute they’re facing a generational clash over marriage pressure. Somali cultural traditions expect women to marry and have children by the age of 30. But social media influencer, Ladan Takow, says…

Travelodge digger crash: Man charged over hotel damage

Travelodge digger crash: Man charged over hotel damage

Image copyright Samuel White/PA Image caption The scene of destruction that was left inside the Travelodge after a digger was driven into the lobby A man has been charged with criminal damage and recklessly endangering life after a digger smashed through the doors of a new hotel.The destruction happened at the Travelodge in Liverpool’s Innovation…

Why are students striking for the climate and will it have an impact?

Why are students striking for the climate and will it have an impact?

Image copyright Getty Images Are the UK’s school strikes for climate change the moment that British youth finally wakes up to the “climate emergency”?It may not represent a paradigm shift just yet, but the speed and scale of this young person’s movement does make it feel more than a momentary splutter of impotent anger.Ever since…

Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will press on with efforts to secure a revised Brexit deal, despite another Commons defeat, and will return to Brussels “within days”.MPs voted against a motion endorsing the government’s strategy by 303 to 258, with 66 Tory MPs abstaining.Steve Baker, of the Conservative backbench European Research Group, which led…

FA Cup: Five fifth-round ties to look out for this weekend

FA Cup: Five fifth-round ties to look out for this weekend

Highlights: Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty helps Chelsea beat Man Utd to win FA Cup FA Cup fifth round on the BBC Date: 15-18 February Coverage of all matches, including highlights, across the BBC Sport website and app; Doncaster Rovers v Crystal Palace and Chelsea v Manchester United live on BBC One; extensive coverage on BBC…

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